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Highlander’s Castle – Free! Mar 18th-2oth.

 

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Hello my friends, I have two fabulous deals for you today. If you haven’t had the chance to read Highlander’s Castle, then you can catch this standalone book in the bestselling “Highlander Heat” series for Free.

She travels through time and handfasts with a Highland warrior… Now, he must defy the odds to keep her…

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MAGIC AFTER MIDNIGHT – 99c Limited Time

 

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I’m also thrilled to be a part of the MAGICK AFTER MIDNIGHT boxed set. This is the collection you’ve been waiting to sink your teeth into… because all the best things happen after dark.

Escape into 20 bewitching novellas from your favorite USA Today and International Bestselling Paranormal authors. From witches to shifters, to fae and vampires, this scintillating set will have you reading well into the witching hour.

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 ~ Joanne

Hot Cover Reveal – HIGHLANDER'S BRIDE.

I’m so excited to be sharing the new cover for Highlander’s Bride with you. This new release is available for Pre-Order on Amazon, B&N, ibooks, & Kobo, so you can order your copy and it’ll be delivered automatically to your ereader on March 28th, 2016.

Year 1210, Scottish Highlands. Kidnapped as a child by a fierce chief for her revered fae blood, Kyla’s only known one clan. Now she’s being hunted by an enemy warrior from amongst her true kin, a warrior who insists they are soul bound..

HIGHLANDER’S BRIDE

The Fae Series, Book One

 

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Available for Pre-Order at: Amazon Kindle

Also available at: Nook, ibooks, Kobo

 

HIGHLANDER’S BRIDE

One soul bound mate…one quest to find her.

Year 1210, Scottish Highlands.

Kidnapped as a wee lass by a fierce Highland chief, Kyla MacKenzie has been raised for the past twenty years as the chief’s foster daughter, a man who threatened to kill her parents should she ever speak the truth about her abduction. The chief covets her fae blood and when she’s asked to tend to a captured enemy warrior and discovers they hold a soul bond, all her secrets could be exposed and her parents’ lives endangered.

Warrior Ronan Matheson discovers his chosen one is the foster daughter of his clan’s greatest enemy, a lass he’s been searching for his entire life, although when his fellow warriors come to his rescue and he escapes from within the enemy’s walls, he must then turn around and find a way to get back in, and all without his actual identity being discovered. It’s time to bind his chosen one to him, and for her to learn all about her true clan.

Theirs is a battle of lost love, of passion flaring hot and strong, and of a journey to bridge the gap between two warring clans.

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Thank you so much for joining me today.

~ Joanne

New Year Blog Hop and #GIVEAWAY.

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Welcome to my stop on the “New Year Blog Hop” where over forty authors and bloggers have joined together to bring you some amazing posts, great giveaways and loads of fun. Don’t forget to enter my personal giveaway below to win an ebook copy of my recent release, HIGHLANDER’S KISS. All you need to do is leave a comment on this post (answering the question I give you at the end of the excerpt below,) along with your email address so I can get in touch with you.
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For readers who love Scottish Highlanders, kisses and faerie legends, HIGHLANDER’S KISS is the first book in the tantalizing Clan Matheson series. Tavish is a fierce warrior protector and Julia is his soul bound mate, and when these two come together, adventure and passion erupts.

HIGHLANDER’S KISS is available at: Amazon USA

Amazon UK, Amazon CA, Amazon AU.

Also available at: Nook, ibooks, Kobo

Paperback: Amazon

14 Highlander's_Kiss_#1There can be only one…for both of them.

Fae-blooded Julia holds the ability to read another’s aura and determine their true intent. Her skill has only ever aided her in life, until the day when their neighboring enemy clan arrive to discuss a marriage of alliance between her and their chief’s son. She misjudges their enemy’s intent and all goes horribly wrong. Her parents are captured and imprisoned and now she must find a way to free them. Only now standing in her path is a fiercely protective warrior who has traveled from the future into the past, a man who insists they are soul bound, and a man whose aura shows no sign of such a bond. She is wary, yet still, she can’t deny how much he stirs her deep within.

Highland warrior shifter Tavish Matheson has traveled through time to find the woman his soul demands is his, yet convincing her will be a mission all unto itself. When Julia is kidnapped by the enemy while on a mission to save her parents, he sets out in fierce pursuit. All he desires is to keep her close, rescue her parents, and most of all, to offer her his love.

He’s a warrior who will not be denied. She’s a lass devoted to her kin.

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Exclusive Excerpt:

“I’m sorry, but Cherub’s here to collect me and I must go.” Julia wrapped one hand around Tavish’s forearm and the blue haze of frustration in his aura receded. “You must believe me when I say we’re no’ mated.”

“A mated male knows when he meets his chosen one.” A look of longing flashed across his face as he lifted a lock of her hair and curled it around his finger. “Your hair is so soft and silky, and you look beautiful in your gown.”

“And you are a charmer with your touching words.” She let go of him and walked from the bathroom, through his chamber and out his open bedroom door. The passageway, lit with bright overhead lighting led toward a stairwell at the far end. She strode along the burgundy and blue runner as Tavish jogged in beside her.

“Julia, I don’t need the full moon to guide me to my chosen one, not when being near you tells me all I need to know. I’ve also no idea why our auras aren’t tugging toward each other’s as you’ve said, but that matters little to me.” He lifted a challenging brow. “Do you not feel anything toward me?”

“I dinnae have the right to speak of it if I do.” He was taken, and she would never come between a soul bound pair.

“That’s not what I asked.” He caught her hand, slowed her step then pressed her back against the wall. Head dipped, he touched his nose to hers, and murmured, “My desire for you is growing, in leaps and bounds. All I want to do is hold you, kiss you, to discover everything there is to learn about you.”

“The only thing you need to learn is that I’m not yours.” She fluttered a hand over her racing heartbeat. Those words sounded wrong even as she uttered them and they clashed inside her, made her cringe. “Let me go, Tavish.”

“That is still the wrong answer.” Smoothly, he slid his hand under her hair and palmed the bare skin of her nape, his gaze moving over the sensitive area where her shoulder and neck met. He rubbed one thumb over the spot. “I want to bite you, to mark you as mine, just as those mated pairs in my clan do.”

“’Tis an anomaly for sure.” She touched his neck in return, right over his thumping pulse point.

“It’s no anomaly, but the early stages of the bond taking form.” He eased closer, brushed his nose through her hair and nuzzled her neck. “Since the moment we met, I’ve struggled to let you out of my sight. When you walked into the bathroom and away from me, all I wanted to do was tear that door down so we were no longer separated. Now I’m about to take you downstairs to Cherub and Kirk when it’s the last thing I want to do. You are mine.”

QUESTION TO ANSWER (nice and easy):

What’s the title of this book? (Leave your answer as a comment on this post, along with your email address so I can get in touch with you.

 

Now pop on over to the other authors below so you can enter their draws:

Linnea Alexis (http://linneaalexis.com/)

Diana Cosby (http://www.dianacosby.com/)

Gina Conkle (http://ginaconkle.com/)

Mariana Gabrielle (http://www.marianagabrielle.com/)

 

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Thank you so much for dropping by, and I wish you and yours a wonderful week.

~ Joanne

HOT HIGHLANDERS! ~ It's release day for HIGHLANDER'S SWORD.

Highlander’s Sword – Release Day

Hello everyone,

HIGHLANDER’S SWORD released today. Alec and Annella’s story was so much fun to write. From the beginning to the end, I got swept up in their romantic adventure. I hope you’ll come and join them on their journey, one which will take you through the beautiful Highlands and of course, back to where all those glorious fae legends come to vibrant life.

Year 1210. Annella’s destiny is set, to find the man who captured her father and brother, only to do so she needs the aid of her warrior shifter mate, a man she’s promised to leave behind.

Buy HIGHLANDER’S SWORD at: Amazon USA

Amazon UK, Amazon CA, Amazon AU.

Also available at: Nook, iBooks, Kobo

Paperback: Amazon

 

16 Highlander's_Sword_#3There can be only one…for both of them.

Year 1210, Scottish Highlands.

Annella, the fae-blooded daughter of a warrior, holds the spirit-walker ability. With her fae skill, she has only one goal, to find the man who captured her father and brother and seek retribution. The last thing she expects though is to connect within her dreams with an infuriatingly rugged Highlander of shifter blood who lives over eight-hundred years in the future. Her destiny is set, to free her nearest and dearest, although to find them she must now enlist the aid of the warrior from the future. He’s the best tracker there is, and also her best chance at finding them.

Highland warrior shifter Alec Matheson meets the most intriguing lass who visits him in his dreams, a woman who also poses the greatest challenge. His soul bound mate has come to him during her greatest time of need, and now he must travel back through time to aid her. His lithe, golden-haired enchantress wears lad’s clothing and is swift with the sword and trained in all manner of warfare. She is also nothing like he expects, yet everything he has ever desired.

Now, he must make certain they both survive her perilous mission, for seeking retribution could ensure their death, or unite their spirited souls. Let the battle for love begin.

 

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Exclusive Excerpt:

Up the stairs to the battlements, Alec bolted then stopped behind the woman who had every hair on his neck rising. He breathed deep, drew in Annella’s intriguing fragrance, one that held the golden and glittery enchantment of a night sky teeming with stars. Her scent evoked the dream realm she traveled within, and made his lower region harden with lust. She stared up at the blood moon as if it intrigued her, her long golden tresses fluttering in the breeze and whispering over his arms and chest. Hell, she was so small of stature, the sword belted at her side all that gave any indication she in fact knew how to battle.

Carefully, he spread his hands over her hips, then determined to prove his point, that she wasn’t his chosen one, he muttered, “Those who are soul bound can never harm the other, but all I want to do right now is sink my claws into you and rip you apart. You need to steer well clear of me, to leave and never return.”

“Since the night we met”—she turned in his embrace and he retracted his claws for fear he’d actually scratch her—“you’ve grumped and growled and snapped at me to be gone, but through it all I still sensed within you a deep need to have someone close. I am here if you wish to talk, can provide quite the listening ear if you were but prepared to accept me. We are meant to be together. A bond certainly wouldnae have formed between us otherwise.”

“I’m a warrior, born and bred. I fight, draw blood and have no issue doing so.” It would take only one wrong move on his part and he could so easily kill her. Why couldn’t she see that? “I fight within my clan’s specialist team who work high level government cases, and out of all my kin, I’m the one who gets called away from Ivanson Castle the most. My beast isn’t just aggressive, he’s bloodthirsty, which makes him the perfect assassin when needed to take down the vilest of criminals.”

“I’ve chased a few vile criminals myself.” She dissolved into a wisp and swirled around then reemerged behind him with her sword in hand. She tapped the tip of her blade against his belted sword. “Arm yourself and train with me for what remains of this night. I must be fully prepared to fight Duncan MacKenzie when I find him. I cannae lose my coming battle with him if I wish to free my father and brother.”

“You shouldn’t be fighting anyone on your own, and certainly not a warrior who managed to capture both of your closest kin.” He lunged, grasped her sword hand, his fingers sliding through nothing but air as she wisped back farther and reappeared.

“Nay, you willnae catch me out that easily, my mighty bear.”

“I’m not your damn mighty bear.”

“Please, that is no way to talk to a woman, and your chosen one at that.” With a wink, she wagged a finger at him, her royal blue tunic cinched in at her tiny waist with a golden tasseled belt that swayed to her knees as she moved. Her black breeches, of the softest rawhide, molded her legs and that pert backside of hers, wiggled as she moved.

“I don’t see you as a woman, but as a lethal opponent.”

“Then raise your blade.”

“Training with me is a very bad idea.” Still, he slid his sword free of his scabbard and rocked from foot to foot, his beast always prepared for any form of fighting. Perhaps if he trained with her then she’d realize how dangerous he was, leave then hopefully never come back. It was a plan at least. He’d grump and growl a whole lot more as he battled with her, make sure she understood just how fierce and grizzly he could get. That should scare her away.

Buy HIGHLANDER’S SWORD at: Amazon USA

Amazon UK, Amazon CA, Amazon AU.

Also available at: Nook, iBooks, Kobo

Paperback: Amazon

 

Thank you for joining me for this release day. Happy Reading.

~ Joanne

HEAVENLY HOT HIGHLANDERS! ~ It's release day for HIGHLANDER'S HEART.

Highlander’s Heart – Release Day

Hello my friends,

HIGHLANDER’S HEART released today. Tor and Layla’s story was such an emotionally sweeping love story to write. I hope you’ll come and join them on their journey and get lost in the beauty of the Highlands as you do.

He’s a warrior who’s traveled through time to find his soul bound mate. She’s a lass betrothed to another.

Buy HIGHLANDER’S HEART at: Amazon USA

Amazon UK, Amazon CA, Amazon AU.

Also available at: Nook, iBooks, Kobo

Paperback: Amazon

 

15 Highlander's_Heart_#2There can be only one…for both of them.

Fae-blooded Layla holds a fearsome battle skill, the ‘power of thought.’ She can levitate, move objects and people, and all with only a thought from her mind alone. Her skill is coveted by their allied clan, and when she comes of age, a marriage of alliance is agreed upon. Her betrothed is a fearsome warrior, the son of one of the greatest Highland chiefs, a man she holds no feelings for but intends to wed all the same.

Highlander warrior shifter Tor Matheson has traveled from the twenty-first century into the past in order to find the one woman who was always meant to be his. He awaits the night of the full moon, the one night when he should be able to sense who she is. Except only one woman draws him irresistibly in, the one woman who is completely and irretrievably forbidden to him. She is betrothed to another and if he wishes to claim her, he’ll need to come up against one of the greatest challenges ever thrown at him.

Plunged between two fierce warriors intent on claiming her, Layla must decide whether to allow duty to prevail, or to hand her heart over to the one man prepared to fight for it.

Never has there been such a battle for love.

 

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Exclusive Excerpt:

Layla should never have allowed Tor to take her from the meadow. Now, she was trapped here in this remote cavern in an underground pool with a determined man and his resolute bear so very close to the surface. She couldn’t be his mate, no matter his desire for her was clear to see and apparently continuing to deepen. “Wait right there, Tor.”

She needed to keep some space between them.

“My bear will want your touch.”

“I mean it.” She did, only as the moon blazed brighter through the vent overhead in the craggy ceiling, her very soul ached at the thought of keeping him at bay.

“There will be no marriage between you and Donnan MacDonald.” Tor surged forward through the pool’s water, grasped her dangling legs as she sat on the overhanging ledge. “This is our night, and the sooner you acknowledge it, the better.” Challenge lit his gaze and his luscious lips lifted, not that she should have noticed his lips. Except she always had, wished only to lean forward and lick them.

“What are you doing to me?” He had her thoughts in total disarray.

“It’s our bond taking form, your soul calling to mine and mine to yours.” He rubbed upward, over her knees, his thumbs swirling in a slow circle along the inside of each leg and his golden eyes heating to a smoldering hue. “When one shifts, it causes quite a lightning bright display. Close your eyes or turn away if you need to, but be warned, my other half might get a little possessive over you. He knows you’re ours and that you’re fighting to keep your distance from us. He’s also far more insistent and forceful than I am.”

“I can handle your bear. I’m rather insistent and forceful myself. Shift. Show me your other half.”

“Of course, and by the way”—he winked at her—“demanding I show you my other half is a very mate thing to demand.” He stepped back and shifted, bright lights bursting a myriad of sparks before one very large bear with silky black fur reared up onto its hind legs in the water and roared. He came back down, his paws slapping against the stone ledge either side of her, his teeth sharp and snapping together.

“Calm down.” She wriggled back, her back coming up hard against the slick stone wall and her heartbeat racing. Nowhere else could she move to get away from him.

Buy HIGHLANDER’S HEART at: Amazon USA

Amazon UK, Amazon CA, Amazon AU.

Also available at: Nook, iBooks, Kobo

Paperback: Amazon

Thank you for joining me for this release day. Happy Reading.

~ Joanne

Hot Cover Reveal – HIGHLANDER'S SWORD.

I’m so excited to be sharing the new cover for Highlander’s Sword with you. This new release is available for Pre-Order on Amazon, so you can order your copy and it’ll be delivered automatically to your ereader on January 28th, 2016.

Year 1210, Scottish Highlands. Annella’s destiny is set, to find the man who captured her father and brother, only to do so she needs the aid of her rugged warrior-shifter mate from the future—a man she’s promised to leave behind.

HIGHLANDER’S SWORD

Clan Matheson, Book Three

 

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Available for Pre-Order at: Amazon Kindle

 

HIGHLANDER’S SWORD

There can be only one…for both of them.

Year 1210, Scottish Highlands.

Annella, the fae-blooded daughter of a warrior, holds the spirit-walker ability. With her fae skill, she has only one goal, to find the man who captured her father and brother and seek retribution. The last thing she expects though is to connect within her dreams with an infuriatingly rugged Highlander of shifter blood who lives over eight-hundred years in the future. Her destiny is set, to free her nearest and dearest, not to lure the warrior from the future back into her time.

Highland warrior shifter Alec Matheson meets the most intriguing lass who visits him in his dreams, a woman who also poses the greatest challenge. His soul bound mate has come to him during her greatest time of need, and now he must travel back through time to aid her. His lithe, golden-haired enchantress wears lad’s clothing and is swift with the sword and trained in all manner of warfare. She is also nothing like he expects, yet everything he has ever desired.

Determined to bind his mysterious chosen one to him, he must first make certain they both survive her perilous mission. Seeking retribution could ensure their death, or unite their spirited souls. Let the battle for love begin.

-ooOoo-

Thank you so much for joining me today.

~ Joanne

One Kiss. One Highlander. One Hot New Release. ~ Highlander's Kiss Is Here!

Highlander’s Kiss – Release Day

Hello everyone, it’s release day for HIGHLANDER’S KISS. For readers who love Scottish Highlanders, kisses and faerie legends. Don’t miss this tantalizing first book in the Clan Matheson series. Tavish is a fierce warrior protector and Julia is his soul bound mate, and when these two come together, adventure and passion erupts. (Available for Kindle Unlimited readers.)

HIGHLANDER’S KISS
He’s a warrior who’s traveled through time to find his soul bound mate. She’s a lass who must wed her enemy in order to save her kin.

Buy HIGHLANDER’S KISS at: Amazon USA

Amazon UK, Amazon CA, Amazon AU.

Paperback: Amazon

 

14 Highlander's_Kiss_#1There can be only one…for both of them.

Fae-blooded Julia holds the ability to read another’s aura and determine their true intent. Her skill has only ever aided her in life, until the day when their neighboring enemy clan arrive to discuss a marriage of alliance between her and their chief’s son. She misjudges their enemy’s intent and all goes horribly wrong. Her parents are captured and imprisoned and now she must find a way to free them. Only now standing in her path is a fiercely protective warrior who has traveled from the future into the past, a man who insists they are soul bound, and a man whose aura shows no sign of such a bond. She is wary, yet still, she can’t deny how much he stirs her deep within.

Highland warrior shifter Tavish Matheson has traveled through time to find the woman his soul demands is his, yet convincing her will be a mission all unto itself. When Julia is kidnapped by the enemy while on a mission to save her parents, he sets out in fierce pursuit. All he desires is to keep her close, rescue her parents, and most of all, to offer her his love.

He’s a warrior who will not be denied. She’s a lass devoted to her kin.

 

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Exclusive Excerpt:

“I’m sorry, but Cherub’s here to collect me and I must go.” Julia wrapped one hand around Tavish’s forearm and the blue haze of frustration in his aura receded. “You must believe me when I say we’re no’ mated.”

“A mated male knows when he meets his chosen one.” A look of longing flashed across his face as he lifted a lock of her hair and curled it around his finger. “Your hair is so soft and silky, and you look beautiful in your gown.”

“And you are a charmer with your touching words.” She let go of him and walked from the bathroom, through his chamber and out his open bedroom door. The passageway, lit with bright overhead lighting led toward a stairwell at the far end. She strode along the burgundy and blue runner as Tavish jogged in beside her.

“Julia, I don’t need the full moon to guide me to my chosen one, not when being near you tells me all I need to know. I’ve also no idea why our auras aren’t tugging toward each other’s as you’ve said, but that matters little to me.” He lifted a challenging brow. “Do you not feel anything toward me?”

“I dinnae have the right to speak of it if I do.” He was taken, and she would never come between a soul bound pair.

“That’s not what I asked.” He caught her hand, slowed her step then pressed her back against the wall. Head dipped, he touched his nose to hers, and murmured, “My desire for you is growing, in leaps and bounds. All I want to do is hold you, kiss you, to discover everything there is to learn about you.”

“The only thing you need to learn is that I’m not yours.” She fluttered a hand over her racing heartbeat. Those words sounded wrong even as she uttered them and they clashed inside her, made her cringe. “Let me go, Tavish.”

“That is still the wrong answer.” Smoothly, he slid his hand under her hair and palmed the bare skin of her nape, his gaze moving over the sensitive area where her shoulder and neck met. He rubbed one thumb over the spot. “I want to bite you, to mark you as mine, just as those mated pairs in my clan do.”

“’Tis an anomaly for sure.” She touched his neck in return, right over his thumping pulse point.

“It’s no anomaly, but the early stages of the bond taking form.” He eased closer, brushed his nose through her hair and nuzzled her neck. “Since the moment we met, I’ve struggled to let you out of my sight. When you walked into the bathroom and away from me, all I wanted to do was tear that door down so we were no longer separated. Now I’m about to take you downstairs to Cherub and Kirk when it’s the last thing I want to do. You are mine.”

 

Buy HIGHLANDER’S KISS at: Amazon USA

Amazon UK, Amazon CA, Amazon AU.

Paperback: Amazon

 

Thank you for joining me for this release day.

~ Joanne

Hot Cover Reveal – HIGHLANDER'S HEART.

I’m so excited to be sharing the new cover for Highlander’s Heart with you. This new release is available for Pre-Order on Amazon, so you can order your copy and it’ll be delivered automatically to your ereader on November 27th.

He’s a warrior who’s traveled through time to find his soul bound mate. She’s a lass betrothed to another.

HIGHLANDER’S HEART

Clan Matheson, Book Two

 

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Available for Pre-Order at: Amazon Kindle

 

HIGHLANDER’S HEART

There can be only one…for both of them.

Fae-blooded Layla holds a fearsome battle skill, the ‘power of thought.’ She can levitate, move objects and people, and all with only a thought from her mind alone. Her skill is coveted by their allied clan, and when she comes of age, a marriage of alliance is agreed upon. Her betrothed is a fearsome warrior, the son of one of the greatest Highland chiefs, a man she holds no feelings for but intends to wed all the same.

Highlander warrior shifter Tor Matheson has traveled from the twenty-first century into the past in order to find the one woman who was always meant to be his. He awaits the night of the full moon, the one night when he should be able to sense who she is. Except only one woman draws him irresistibly in, the one woman who is completely and irretrievably forbidden to him. She is betrothed to another and if he wishes to claim her, he’ll need to come up against one of the greatest challenges ever thrown at him.

Plunged between two fierce warriors intent on claiming her, Layla must decide whether to allow duty to prevail, or to hand her heart over to the one man prepared to fight for it.

Never has there been such a battle for love.

-ooOoo-

Thank you so much for joining me today.

~ Joanne

Hot, sexy Bodyguards. Bodyguard Pursuit released today!

Bodyguard Pursuit – Release Day

Hello everyone, I can’t believe that BODYGUARD PURSUIT is now out. This is a sexy summer read with action, suspense and a whole lot of romance. Ben is a hot bodyguard and Saria is his client, and when these two come together, two hearts collide and fireworks explode. This book is set in beautiful Fiji, which makes for a stunning island backdrop. (Each book in this Bodyguards series is stand-alone.)

BODYGUARD PURSUIT
She’s on the run from a relentless killer… He’s her bodyguard and will do anything to protect her.

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Alone at sea. On the run from a killer . . .

It’s been a year since Saria Sands entered The Program, her last chance to stay one step ahead of a relentless killer. When Bodyguard and Weapons expert Ben Hammers sends her on a private yacht to the South Pacific, Saria agrees. But confined in close quarters together on the yacht, Saria can’t help desiring more with her mysterious protector.

Ben Hammers will do anything to protect Saria. She’s more than just a job. Protecting the innocent is Ben’s only way to right a wrong he’s kept hidden his whole life, a secret that has kept him from forming a connection with any woman, let alone the one he wants more than anything.

Ben knows he can’t let his guard down. But the more time he spends with Saria, the further he finds himself slipping…

 

Exclusive Excerpt:

In bed, Ben fixed the thin strap of Saria’s singlet top that had slid off her shoulder. “What are you thinking right now?”

“I’m wondering how quickly you could disarm me if I attempted to make a move.”

“Less than a second.” He draped the bed sheet over his lower body, and she lost half her glorious sight. “Which means you’re not permitted to. I don’t want to hurt you, and I am trained to immobilize any threat.”

“And you consider me a threat?”

“Of the greatest sort. I don’t do relationships, Saria. I’ve told you that before.”

Yes, her bodyguard had told her that the night he’d started sleeping in her bed. He’d made his position more than clear, that their new arrangement was necessary because of what her therapist had said. “I’ve never asked for a relationship, and being stuck in The Program made that impossible. Some fun though would be nice.” Slowly, she stretched her fingers and hovered her hand over his chest. She waited for him to halt her, but the seconds ticked by. “You’re not stopping me.”

“You haven’t done anything yet.”

“I said I’m after some fun.” She pressed down and with lightning speed, he trapped her fingers against his warm skin. His heart beat soundly under her palm.

“Fun isn’t permitted between us.” He rolled toward her, his brows slashing down. “Clients have the potential to form an attachment to their bodyguard, and at times bodyguards can become as dependent, needing to keep an overly watchful eye and all.”

“I might be dependent on you, but I like it.”

“We’ll muddle through and find a way to break our codependency.”

“Muddling is good, breaking is not.” She leaned in, rubbed her nose against his. “You should know I’ve fantasized about kissing you.”

“Breaking our bonds means no kissing.”

“I’ve also fantasized about you kissing me.”

“You’re not being very helpful, Saria. You promised not to pounce, which you are.”

“And you said you wouldn’t let me. I also noticed your last answer wasn’t a direct no.”

“Taking my pants off gave you the wrong idea.” He pressed forward with his body and steered her back onto her side before rolling back to his. “I want you to sleep. You need the rest and so do I. Tomorrow I’ll get my own room and we’ll begin on inserting some space. A little at a time so our codependency has a chance of retracting.”

“Sleep and retracting are technical terms that just went right over my head. Sorry, but you’re out of luck.” She wriggled one leg over his. “I want to feel your mouth on mine, to see how deep this connection between us goes.”

“There’s no connection.” He stroked her upper leg.

Sure there wasn’t.

Buy BODYGUARD PURSUIT at: Amazon USA

Amazon UK, Amazon CA, Amazon AU, B&N

 

Thank you for joining me for this release day.

~ Joanne

Paperback! Paperback! Paperback!

All Books in Paperback.

Hello my friends,

So often I’m asked the lovely question, “Are your books out in paperback, Joanne?”  The answer is, “Yes, they are.” Which I’m so thrilled about.

Then I’m next asked, “Where can I grab my copy?” The answer is, “That would be Amazon, B&N, and anywhere else where you can buy paperback books online, including libraries and all other online distribution channels.”

In order to aid all those readers after a adventure-filled read in paperback, I decided to showcase the AMAZON paperback links for all my books in one nice and helpful blog post. So, if you’d like to grab yourself a paperback copy, you can do so right here, while also taking advantage of Amazon’s free postage on orders $35 and over.

 

THE MATHESON BROTHERS

Highlander’s Desire, #1 (Paperback): Amazon

Highlander’s Passion, #2 (Paperback): Amazon

Highlander’s Seduction, #3 (Paperback): Amazon (Coming Sep)

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HIGHLANDER HEAT SERIES

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Highlander’s Castle, #1 (Paperback): Amazon

Highlander’s Magic, #2 (Paperback): Amazon

Highlander’s Charm, #3 (Paperback): Amazon

Highlander’s Guardian, #4 (Paperback): Amazon

Highlander’s Faerie, #5 (Paperback): Amazon

Highlander’s Champion, #6 (Paperback): Amazon

 

I wish you all a wonderful week, and happy reading!

~ Joanne